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The Awakening

The Awakening“The Awakening”

4 pgs. Appeared first time in Slow Death #4 (1972) . Reprinted in Richard Corben’s Funny Book (1976) and in Rip in Time #4 (1987) .
Story/Art: Richard Corben (in Rip in Time version, signed as Richard V. Corben, © 1972). Color: (unknown, not by Mr. Corben). Lettered by hand (Corben).

FRA FRA: as “L’éveil de Wao le laid”, (!) in Actuel [II] #31 (1973?), as “Éveil” in Ogre (1979), as “Le réveil” in Ère comprimée #5.
GER GER: as “Das Erwachen” in Schwermetall #42 (1983) and Schwermetall, Neue Sammelband #1.
ITA ITA: as “Il risveglio” in 2984 #2 (1985).
SPA SPA: as “El despertar” in 1984 [SPA] #7 and Richard Corben obras completas #11.
SWE SWE: as “Uppvaknandet” in Pox Special #15 (7/86).

Style: Grey tones. Genre: SF. Time Span: Future. Nudity: Voluptuous women, naked man.
Keywords: Frozing. Awakening. Future.
Synopsis: In 1975 frozed old man awakes in 2163 into strange world.
Comment: There is interesting bodies and faces and more or less okay B&W artwork. Story has one joke, not even a good one.
Alternatives : On first frame of second page old man’s pupic hair and visible crotch line has removed. Comic story has poor reproduction, beacuse Mr. Corben sold the art soon after it was printed in Slow Death #4 (1972), i.e. comic story here is just photostat.
Alternatives, : Only known existing color version is printed in France, Actuel [II] #31 (197?). Prob. colored by French publisher.

The Awakening, 4 pgs

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Created: September 13, 1997. Last updated: January 6, 2019 at 15:23 pm

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